“If you never learn what makes you fragile, you will never learn how to fix them and become stronger in life.” -Michael J. Fite
Keep this in mind when it comes to the importance of you learning what makes you fragile.
The reality is that we all have at least one thing in our lives that makes each of us fragile. Whether we want to admit it or not, it is important to understand that no matter how much we try to hide or run from what makes us fragile, the only way to get through them is to deal with them head on.
For today’s inspiration, we will answer the following:
- What is the definition of fragile?
- Why do people hate being fragile?
- How can you deal with what makes you fragile?
- How can dealing with what makes you fragile makes you stronger?
Now that we have the questions, let’s find the answers!
What is the definition of fragile?
Merriam-Webster defines fragile as:
- Easily broken or damaged : very delicate : not strong.
Fragile is something that can be considered weak and must be handled with a certain type of care.
Why do people hate being fragile?
This answer can vary from person to person depending on what it is that has them in a fragile state. No matter the variety of the answer, it comes back to one big answer: it shows weakness. I will explain below:
- Most people do not want to be seen in a fragile state because it shows what makes them at low moments that have them feeling broken, down, sad, and not at their best.
- There is some fear that maybe the enemy or someone else will use such vulnerable moments in order to prey and take advantage of fragile people.
- This can lead to the five following issues in a person:
- Isolation-choosing to be alone in dealing with your weakness.
- Lack of trust or faith-not wanting to trust or believe in people or resources.
- Inability to receive and accept help-not able take the help given to you.
- Overcompensation of certain weakness-try to hide what makes you fragile by trying to be a perfectionist and cover them up with patches.
- Bigger breakdowns in the future-not properly dealing with what makes you fragile now can become bigger problems that can affect your life and those people around you.
Being fragile is not an easy thing, but if you never deal with your fragility, it will get worse over time.
How can you deal with what makes you fragile?
As I mentioned earlier, you cannot run away from what makes you fragile because it will only get bigger over time. Instead of running and hiding from them, you got to deal with them head on. Here is how you can deal with makes you fragile:
- Acknowledge what makes you fragile.
- You cannot fix what has you delicate, weak, or broken unless you acknowledge it first.
- It can be as easy you saying it and accepting it as fact.
- Acknowledging what makes you fragile gives you a starting point towards dealing with what has you delicate, weak, or broken.
- Understand what makes you fragile.
- Whenever a situation has you fragile, it is important to understand what made you fragile in the moment and why.
- You can do this through asking people around you, seeking answers from people who have deal with such similar situations, and even through your own research online or in a library.
- Understanding what makes you fragile gives you a chance to know what you are dealing with in terms of your fragility.
- Get a plan with the right people and resources.
- In dealing with what makes you fragile, it helps to develop a plan or two to help you overcome.
- In your plan, get the necessary resources and people who understands your situation that can help you deal with what makes you fragile.
- With a good plan, people, and resources in place, you are now prepared to deal with what makes you fragile.
- Deal with what makes you fragile head on.
- Armed with the knowledge, plan, people, and resources, it is now time to deal with what makes you fragile and fix it.
- Take the necessary time needed to deal with each phase of your fragility and apply the necessary solutions.
- When you deal with makes you fragile head on, it allows for a quicker recovery and a stronger you.
Dealing with what makes you fragile now will avoid you having to deal with it later on a bigger stage.
How does dealing with what make you fragile makes you stronger?
Here are three ways dealing with what makes you fragile makes you stronger:
- You understand what makes you fragile.
- If you know what makes you fragile now, it prepares you for when it happen again, if it happens again.
- You understand how to deal with your low points in life.
- In dealing with what makes you fragile, you develop a playbook and library of resources and people who you can count on to help you deal with future moments of fragility.
- You are able to help someone else deal with what makes them fragile.
- In your ability to deal with your own fragile moments, you are able to help someone deal with their fragile moments when they need you the most.
There is strength in dealing with what makes you fragile. If you do not believe me, ask Troy about the Trojan Horse.
I encourage you to take the time to look at what makes you fragile. Do not be afraid or hide what makes you fragile because it is your opportunity to understand your weak and delicate moments. Let’s remember that in dealing with makes you fragile, you can learn how to handle yourself with care and do what it takes make you stronger as a person in the end.
I have written another piece that deals with another form of being fragile that can offer some more insight. If you have the time or want to learn more, please click on my post below:
In addition to the link above, I have a few questions to ask you in which I would love for you to give some thought. Feel free to answer and comment below:
- What was one moment that made you fragile?
- What about that moment made you fragile?
- How did you learn to deal with what made you fragile in that moment?
- How have you become stronger as a result of dealing with what made you fragile?
Your answers and comments can help yourself or someone else deal with this important question about a current moment of fragility…
- How does deal with what makes you fragile makes you stronger?
-Michael J. Fite